The Delhi High Court on Saturday dismissed the bail plea of gangster Babloo Srivastava, a convict in the murder of a Delhi-based businessman.
"In view of his antecedents and propensity to commit crimes in Delhi and various other parts of northern India, the bail application is dismissed," observed a Division Bench of Justice RS Sodhi and Justice PK Bhasin while hearing an application filed by Srivastava seeking for bail.
In the application, he stated that he has been in jail for the past ten years and his appeal against the conviction order is pending before the Bench.
"The decision of this court on my appeal will take time in view of the heavy pending of matters before this Bench and my conviction should be suspended," he stated in the bail application.
Srivastava is presently lodged in Tihar jail following a conviction order passed by a city court in July this year. The court also sentenced Srivastava and his close aide Nitin Gunwant Shah to life imprisonment for the killing of Lalit Suneja.
However, Nitin has been granted an interim bail by the high court in September this year.
Srivastava and Nitin have filed an appeal challenging their conviction order and that is pending before the Bench.